Many readers have written in about last week's Nutella story, to share stories and recipes and generally to register their love for the stuff. A number of people have also said they believe Nutella does taste different, depending on its place of manufacture. (One reader confessed that she's begged friends to smuggle back jars in their suitcases from Germany.) So when I found a stack of squat jars of Polish-made Nutella at an Armenian grocery in Glendale this morning, I had to buy one -- and eat what's turned out to be the vast majority of the contents. (Research.) The German and Italian-made Nutella both seem a bit thicker and slightly less sweet than the American product, which is actually made in Canada. However, the Polish-made Nutella tasted, to me, more like the contents of the North American jars. What do you think? Where is your jar of Nutella from?
Sadly, the locator on Nutella's website does not give place of manufacture. Italian Nutella is available at Bay Cities Italian Deli (check out this post from L.A. blogger Hobson's Choice), 1517 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-8279. German Nutella is available at Alpine Village Bakery, 833 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. (323) 327-2483. Polish Nutella is available at Avakian's Grocery, 1100 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. (818) 142-3222. If you'd like to share your source, please comment below.
-- Amy Scattergood
Photo by Amy Scattergood